Call for applications: ICC Institute Prize

  • 29 September 2020

The International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) Institute of World Business Law is pleased to announce the launch of the 10th edition of the ICC Institute Prize. This award recognises the best in class legal work in commercial law, including arbitration.

The ICC institute Prize awards €10,000 to an exceptional thesis with the aim to acknowledge and contribute to the understanding and process in the field.

Nayla Comair-Obeid, Jury member of the ICC Executive Board said: “Since 1979, the ICC Institute of World Business Law has been a pillar for the dissemination of knowledge in the fields of international business law and international commercial arbitration worldwide. The Institute has been and will remain a hub for business and educational opportunities in an increasingly fast-paced global economy.

“By enhancing ties between the legal profession, business executives and academics, the Institute has created an innovative forum for the development and betterment of the practice of international business law and will certainly continue to thrive in the future.”

The Institute Prize rewards the academic quality of the winning entry and receives global interest with submissions from all around the world covering a wide range of legal issues.

Winner of last year’s ICC Institute Prize Tobias Lutzi wrote his thesis on regulating the Internet through private international law and his book ‘Internet Regulation and Civil Liability in the EU’ was published on 2 July 2020. Commenting on his win Tobias said: “It has been a great honour to be selected for this award and a wonderful experience to receive it on the occasion of the Institute’s Annual Meeting in Paris. I am deeply grateful to the organisers and sponsors of the award, which has not only created a lot of additional interest in my work and in the questions raised in my thesis, but has also provided me with ample motivation to continue working on them and publish my thesis as a monograph.”

The Institute Prize is open to anyone aged 40 years of age or under. All works competing should be a minimum of 150 pages in length, drafted in English or French, unpublished and completed less than two years prior to the date of submission. To be considered, submitted works must be on the subject of international commercial law, including arbitration.

Those wishing to enter can submit their works until 5 April 2021 by visiting the Institute of World Business Law Prize page.

The winner will be announced and presented with the prize at the ICC Institute of World Business Law Annual Conference, which will take place in December 2021 in Paris.